Every good project starts with a well-laid plan. Team Nicework set out with a collaborative, agile planning session. We broke the project down into epics and task. You can even see the original publish date of February 2018.
“Everyone has a plan until you get punched in the face” — Mike Tyson
2018 has already been a busy year for Nicework and our time has been swallowed with branding precincts, developing learning content and adding Service design to our offering.
Undeterred by our current missed deadline, we moved onto the first step in the plan. Select the objects that will tell the studio’s story. This is essentially the process of sifting through all the objects that have clung to every available flat surface in the studio.
As a side note, this was being done at the same time a server migration, which you can see covered in a sample of objects.
Because we believe in collaboration we lured Leigh-Anne into the studio to help us to art direct and photograph the objects we had selected. Not all the selected objects made the cut.
Some of our favourite rejected objects are:
- A Reebok sneaker key ring from the launch at the Alexander Theatre
- An iron patch from Paul Sahre collected at Design Indaba in 2010
- A cricket ball?
- A bucket of mixed shot glasses from a myriad of Notworking parties
- A snow globe that has not only gone cloudy but also has a fallen Santa
Keep an eye on our Instagram account for the objects that made it into the photo shoot. Our next steps are to select the final objects, loop in some of the Nicework Alumni to contribute and relook the masthead which is in need of a refresh since our rebrand.
Catch up on past issues of the Nice Magazine here
I would love to hear your thoughts on the process so far.